The generation that grew up amidst the Great Depression, went to fight in the Second World War, and then came home and went to work without complaint, without talking about their feelings or feeling as though life isn't fair. My old man said, Men used to expect life to be difficult, today we expect it to be easy and when it proves to be difficult, we break. My old man's dad worked three jobs to support his family. My other grandfather fought for Italy in the Second World War in Siberia, where he had to take the life of his best friend who got extreme frostbite. His best friend. Let that sink in. There were other things he had to do, horrors that he only later confessed on his deathbed to my dad, a man he thought was a priest (he isn't, though there's no one I'll ever meet that's closer to the Man Upstairs). He carried them with him for life, up until days before his death, and yet never saw them as unfair or reasons to quit. After the war he moved his family of 8 to Canada where he worked in a precious metals plant for most of the remainder of his life where he lost at least one finger (I can't remember if there was more than one finger lost, but one was gone for sure). If you've ever seen one of those factories you'll know that it's hard work. Some of these energy particles live a long time and others have very short lives quickly transforming and making new bonds. The different elements that make up your feelings, cell phone, and table require different amounts of force to break the bonds that hold them together. When two or more elements come together and form a bond, they become a molecule. For example, water is made up of three bonded elements: two hydrogen elements along with one oxygen element (H2O). Some molecules that get formed have very tight bonds, and others have loose, easily broken bonds. For example, the table in your living room is made primarily of the elements of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen joined together in very strong bonds that form molecules called cellulose. Your table does not look like it is energy because you can't see the movement inside those particles, such as the electrons spinning around the nucleus made of protons and neutrons. Though your table appears solid and unmoving when you look at it, inside it is a very busy spinning, vibrating system with tightly bound molecules of energy. The heavier the elements that make up an object (like a table), the more slowly the parts are moving inside it and the more tightly bound are the particles within those parts, which is why it looks solid to us. In spite of that, the bonds can be broken with a force.

You may have observed that sometimes when you are amidst a conversation and you want to keep your point in front of the group, you use hand gestures to emphasize the message. For instance, you draw shapes with your fingers to explain about any object; You must have played dumb charades at some point in your life. In this game, you need to enact the name of the movie using hand gestures and the audience has to guess the name. You must not put your hands below your waist or cover your face or head with your hands as it gives out a negative connotation. When you are giving a business presentation, your palms must be open and facing upwards; Upward-facing palms when placed together help in presenting a strong opinion to the audience. In addition, when you point towards the audience with open as well as upward-facing palms it invites suggestions from them too. In this way, the audience feels motivated because it gets a chance to participate in the discussion and the presentation transforms into a healthy two-way interaction. You must avoid making excessive gestures such as the windmill arm gesture. They are rarely taught that biological processes are known only through socially constructed categories that constrain experience as much as does disordered physiology; The upshot is that practitioners, trained to think of real disease entities, with natural histories and precise outcomes, find chronic illness messy and threatening. They have been taught to regard with suspicion patients' illness narratives and causal beliefs. The form of those narratives and explanations may indicate a morbid process; The way of the specialist diagnostician, which is not to credit the patient's subjective account until it can be quantified and therefore rendered more objective, can make a shambles of the care of the chronically ill. Predictably, the chronically ill become problem patients in care, and they reciprocally experience their care as a problem in the health care system. Illness experience is not legitimated by the biomedical specialist, for whom it obscures the traces of morbid physiological change; Legitimating the patient's illness experience--authorizing that experience, auditing it empathically--is a key task in the care of the chronically ill, but one that is particularly difficult to do with the regularity and consistency and sheer perseverance that chronicity necessitates. The interpretation of symptoms in the longitudinal course of illness is the interpretation of a changing system of meanings which are embodied in lived experience and which can be understood through the acquisition of what amounts to an ethnographic appreciation of their context of relationships, the nature of their referents, and the history of how they are experienced. Cultural Significance as Meaning

All of my life I had experienced a lot of grief around me. Due to my high perceptual capacities I could see and sense it. It colored my world and had an impact on how I related with others. I had a difficult early childhood, so counselors always pointed to my childhood as the source of such feelings. But I always knew somehow that it went deeper than that. I just didn't have the appropriate experience or vocabulary to express it. And in this instance, I had a vision of ancestors lining up--ancestors who had fought and tried and failed and lost and triumphed. Once this spiritual pattern with its emotions came up, my back released and I could touch my toes. Until then, I had only ever been able to reach as far as my ankles; And this was all because I released a spiritual pattern and the emotions and beliefs surrounding that pattern through my physical body. In the matter of child abuse, it appears that entire countries have gone through periods of mass denial. People prefer to believe that bad things do not happen in their own neighborhoods. Yet despite the political underpinnings, most clinicians are simply interested in helping the people who come to them. So, if clients look for a therapist who is experienced in treating DID or, at the very least, willing to learn, they cannot go too far astray. Basic misunderstandings about DID encountered in the therapeutic community include the following: Anyone who experiences dissociation on a regular basis knows better, however. DID is not only disruptive to everyday life but is also confusing and, at times, frightening. Allow me to paint a picture of what an experience with dissociation might be like. The typical DID client talks about hearing voices in her head since childhood. Initially, she assumes that such voices are common to everyone.

This spiritual talk was about a far-more expansive love than what Jessica and I were raised with. As the years passed, we would read articles, meditate, and go to workshops. The joke was that years later we realized that our adage, `Karma sees all,' was a lot like our parents' Golden Rule. After 22 years of what had seemed to him to be a good marriage, Darren felt that something had changed in the relationship. As Jessica explained to me later, Life seemed half over and yet underexplored fully. I felt it first. I wanted out, I wanted more. It wasn't about sex or affairs. It was just that I had signed up for a lifelong commitment without fully understanding how long life was and how much there was to do. I loved Darren, but he was happy being at home doing nothing and just relaxing. Don't use voice-activated assistants (such as Alexa, Siri). Smartphones: Take particular care to keep the room in which you sleep as free from radiation as possible. For example, smartphones and electrical devices that are switched on should not be left near your sleeping area. If you are aware that there is a significant amount of radiation coming into your bedroom from outside, or if you live in a residential area, with many people in close proximity to you, it may be necessary to give your bedroom special protection with radiation-shielding paint, or to protect your sleeping area with a canopy made from a radiationshielding fabric. You might also consider enlisting the help of a building biologist who specializes in electromagnetic pollution. They can measure the radiation stress levels in your home and suggest ways in which you can alleviate or reduce the problem. Find out how to use crystals for relief in the articles that follow. Using Crystals against Electromagnetic Pollution In order to understand how crystals may help with stress that is caused by electromagnetic pollution, and yet equally to understand their limitations, we must first identify the differences between their various effects, both physical and energetic.

When my wife turned thirty, a big group of friends got together and threw her a surprise party. We rented a cool, historic old building in downtown Nashville and had everyone dress up in twenties fashion, and I even hired a ragtime piano player and variety performers to complete the part-vaudeville, part-speakeasy vibe we were going for. The moment she walked into the room and everyone yelled, Surprise! We love you! Can you imagine how hard it was to keep that whole thing a secret? Sometimes the not knowing is beautiful. Not knowing leaves room for surprises. A surprise party says, Surprise! You are loved. If there are no secrets or mysteries, there is no room for wonder. Then he got cancer, either from smoking or just as likely from where he worked, and he died. His wife is a tough broad. My Nonna fought off Germans who invaded her house during the latter stages of the Second World War, a story I'll tell in more detail later. My mom's tough. My dad's tough. That generation coined as the Greatest Generation, though, did what was expected of them, and the expectations they had weighing on their shoulders are far greater than those of our coddled, modern youth (my generation included). It was likely because of the struggle they grew up in, the Great Depression. It is true that tough times develop tough men and those tough men then create good times which, in turn, produce weak men who then - through their softness - create tough times once again and the cycle repeats itself. Toughness, however, doesn't need poverty to be developed, it simply requires discipline, often the discipline to bring pain into one's life rather than aiming to avoid it. My dad's outlook on the modern depression crisis amongst middle class men - at least in my mind - is profound.